Graham's King Willy Days


Graham's King Willy Days

Graham Chapman was a hardened drinker in this famous gay pub

Location: 77 Hampstead High Street, NW3 1RE

Description: The 'William IV' pub feels a bit more like a country pub than a London boozer, thanks to the location in leafy Hampstead, and its lovely beer garden.

The King Willy (as it's known) claims to be the oldest gay pub in London, attracting a discreet gay crowd since the 1930's. It's rather more up-front these days, with a rainbow flag outside.

But it also has a comedy connection from days gone by, as this was a favoured watering hole of one 'Graham Chapman' of Monty Python's Flying Circus fame.

Graham Chapman was the quiet, pipe-smoking tweed-jacketed Python who qualified as a doctor - but his calm demeanour belied his true anarchic nature as, more than any other Python, he lived the complete lunacy of the show.

Tours: Graham Chapman's Python London

Themes: ComedyComedy Theme  PubPub Theme  LGBTLGBT Theme
Graham's King Willy Days

Graham Chapman was a hardened drinker in this famous gay pub

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Credits: The Life Of Graham - Bob McCabe

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